A Phoenix firefighter was found dead in his quarters Friday while on duty at the Arizona Army National Guard Base, the Phoenix Fire Department announced Sunday.
Juston Doherty was 45, according to public records.
Phoenix Fire Capt. Rob McDade described the technical-rescue technician, a 15-year veteran of the department, as "heroic" and committed. Doherty had received the department's Medal of Valor for entering a burning building to save trapped children on his day off, suffering serious burns, McDade said.
He was also a highly decorated Army captain who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, receiving a Bronze Star and other medals. He later served in the Army Reserve while working full-time as a firefighter.